Wet Play w/ Russ
The White Hotel, Salford
Friday, 28 Apr 2017 at 10:00pm - Sunday, 30 Apr 2017 at 5:00am
We've been trying to make this one happen for a while. The term un-sung hero gets banded around quite a lot but on this occasion, it's warranted. Russ has been at the frontline of the Manchester club scene for the last 30 years - playing alongside Mike Pickering during the Hacienda's most golden days, twatting out Italo house in Blackpool (!!) between 90-92 and running one of the Northwest's most pivotal and hedonistic of house nights, Out In The Sticks, from '94 onwards.
Of course, most of you will know him from Vinyl Exchange, where he faithfully provides Manchester's feverent vinyl obsessives with the highest quality 2nd hand finds, under-the-radar weapons and executive tackle for the more adventurous DJ. Literally providing a good proportion of Manchester, and beyond's night time soundtrack. Indeed, most touring DJs can be seen religiously making a trip to the iconic basement to get one up on the rest of the competition. Some of you may have even taken the pilgrimage to Hebden Bridge, where he currently hosts another sub-culturally important milestone - Duende @ The Blue Pig - providing a psychedelic slant to the term pub-rave and taking in a whole host of new musics under his wing.
You know those pesky 'Cliff' records that Randy and co. have turned into cult collectors’ items? This is the man responsible for 'selling Cliffs to Cliff since '86'! - cementing himself into the Wet Play wants list with his 15K (yes 15 thousand) strong collection of house and other dancefloor delights. We've finally tracked him down for our Spring party and we're back at our new favourite pleasure dome, and without question the hottest club in MCR right now - The White Hotel.
We welcome, for your enjoyment - Russell Marland.
10pm till late
£5 adv MOTD
The White Hotel , Dickinson Street , Salford